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While Linux malware reached never-before-seen numbers in 2022, the total number of new malware developments among other major computing platforms fell.

More online fraud, recession-resistant budgets, and continued talent shortages can be expected in 2023, according to cybersecurity pros who spoke with TechNewsWorld.

Distributed denial-of-service attacks continued to rise in November. A prime target was the United States, with 1,543 attacks. While "as a service" offerings have made ransomware a low-effort, low-risk option for generating criminal gains.

Defenders of software supply chains have a new attack vector to worry about: machine learning models.

Although small businesses lack the resources large enterprises enjoy to defend themselves online, SMBs can avoid becoming cybercrime victims by following these proven, safe computing practices.

Streaming video content from non-mainstream providers might make you an unwitting target of content piracy. If you get a bargain pricing offer, you risk becoming the victim of scammers and hackers, losing personal data, and having your financial assets stolen.

Compromised credentials provide an easy way for threat actors to get their hands on valuable data possessed by governments. Phishing attacks on civil servants jumped 30% from 2020 to 2021, with one out of every eight workers exposed to phishing threats during the period.

A large-scale phishing attack built on typosquatting is targeting Windows and Android users with malware. The campaign currently underway uses more than 200 typosquatting domains that impersonate 27 brands to trick web surfers into downloading malicious software to their computers and phones.

A recent report highlights the staggering growth of ATO fraud online. In the U.S. alone, around 24 million households have fallen victim to this form of fraud. Social media is one of the driving forces behind the issue, with more than half of all ATOs related to a social media account.

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